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Cranberry Heath

Astroloma humifusum


Woody sub-shrub, growing prostrate along the ground. Red flowers are held low to the ground within the leaves. Produces a small edible red berry that tastes like grape flavoured chewing gum. The eastern bettong is reported as eating and possibly dispersing fruit. Member of the Epacridaceae.


Backyard, to prevent smothering, exotic annual grasses have been removed, as well as a build up of pine needles from a mature tree in the front yard.

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.64, Long: 145.19

Spotted on May 9, 2015
Submitted on May 9, 2015

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